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Burr Island’s New Track ‘Your Eyes, My Eyes’ Lights Up the Folk Scene



London-based duo Burr Island is back with a mesmerizing new single that’s set to tug at the heartstrings of listeners worldwide. ‘Your Eyes, My Eyes’, released via Left Foot Records, marks a milestone in their musical journey.

Comprising the talented members Tom England and Oskar Porter, Burr Island is the perfect example of the power of friendship and the magic of music. Trained as actors, Tom and Oskar found solace and inspiration on the windswept shores of the Jurassic Coast during the dark days of lockdown. It was there, against the backdrop of crashing waves and rugged cliffs, that Burr Island was born.

Drawing inspiration from legendary songsmiths like Lennon/McCartney, Paul Simon, and Nick Drake, Burr Island is known for its acoustic folk sounds that are both timeless and tender. With influences ranging from The Beach Boys to Crosby, Stills & Nash, their sound has been compared to indie folk luminaries like Fleet Foxes and Kings of Convenience.

‘Your Eyes, My Eyes’ is a beautiful piano ballad that captures the essence of love in all its forms. With lilting vocal lines and warm choral harmonies reminiscent of CSNY, the track is a heartfelt ode to the bonds that tie us together. As Tom and Oskar reveal, “This is a love song for anyone who wants it. Whether you’re a grandmother cherishing the time with your young grandchild, friends with an unbreakable bond, or star-crossed lovers sinking into each other’s eyes, this song is for you.

As the release of their highly anticipated album, ‘Days Dreamt’, approaches on May 31st, Burr Island is gearing up to enchant audiences with their soul-stirring melodies and captivating performances. Don’t miss your chance to experience the magic of Burr Island live at St Pancras Old Church on June 6th—trust us, you won’t want to miss it!


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Archie Ray Returns with New Single “End of the Line”



Cornwall’s Archie Ray kicked off the new year on a high note with “End of the Line.” “End of the Line” marks the end of his three-year hiatus. The Indie record is a radio hit in the making.

“End of the Line” is an inspirational, soothing body of work. It is a song that urges listeners to not give up and to keep striving for success. The record is the perfect comeback song as it eludes to the fact that even after not releasing music since 2021, singer-songwriter Archie Ray has been and will keep chasing his dreams. “‘End of the Line’ is a song that showcases the journey from the small town streets ‘to the next big city,’ the drive, and perseverance to do so, and wanting to take friends, family, and the audience to a positive future.” Archie Ray continues, “While the message is aiming for success and the path to getting there, the song also drives themes of home and getting older, and the vulnerability of that ‘I don’t see what you see in me, so I will go do as I’m told.'”

“End of the Line” is laced with elements of various genres of music such as Folk, Pop, and Rock. Archie Ray showcases his polished, emotive vocals within “End of the Line,” making the song very catchy and sing-along sounding. “End of the Line” serves as a prelude to his latest release, “Queen of Hearts.” Just as the lyrics within “End of the Line” suggest, Archie Ray is not done yet, and “End of the Line” is not the end of the line for the budding crooner. So, fans rejoice as Archie Ray is back for good.

Follow Archie Ray on Instagram (@archieraymusic).

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